The high-definition quality LCD screens, with SVGA 800 x 600 pixels, provide
sharp images and superior visibility. 65,536 colors make screen views realistic
and crisp, making it easy to see precise readings of graphs or data instantly.
At up to 700cd/m2, these are also the brightest displays in the
The 8.4 and 10.4 inch HG3G are
packed full of features. With 12MB of user memory, HG3G has plenty of space to
create large projects. And for additional data storage, SD cards and USB Flash
Drives can be used.
The HG3G Series also has wide
range of connectivity. Up to 2 MicroSmart digital I/O modules can be mounted
for simple I/O control, while Audio Out capability lets customers use sound to alert
the floor immediately in case of a problem. Pre-recorded messages can even be
used as a voice guidance system for more efficient operations. In addition,
there are more communication ports. A built-in Ethernet port allows remote
communications with PLCs by using a supported Network Driver; two USB ports
allow high-speed data transfer; and two serial communication ports offer a wide
range of communication capabilities.
The HG3G series is programmed using WindOI-NV2 (part of the Automation
Organizer suite, version 1.32 or higher), which now supports Windows 7
(64-bit). WindOI-NV2 has more than 7,000 symbol factory images to help create a
state-of-the-art graphical screen. A free 30-day demo is available at www.IDEC.com/demos.
All HG3G models are CE-marked, c-UL-us listed and have IP66 protection.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.